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Bluewater Lake State Park

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Address: Old Bluewater Rd, Bluewater, NM
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Bluewater Lake

Went for a weekend camping trip, we stayed on the reserved tent sites, that are easily accessible, clean and well maintained. We were able to have our own fire pit, so that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a weekend camping trip, we stayed on the reserved tent sites, that are easily accessible, clean and well maintained. We were able to have our own fire pit, so that was helpful for cooking. Potable water is available from one of the many clearly marked orange spigots, plus flush toilets and hot showers were a pleasant surprise. The... More 

Thank D C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice park - reservoir is very low. Only 15 elec. sites. Off-season all are first-come first - serve & not very level. Get there early or dry camp. Restrooms locked at 9pm. Looks like nearby residents (who have wells that have gone dry) walk over & use the showers. Moderately clean - older. Wild horses & cows wandering thru the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved staying at this park! It's only 7 miles south of I-40 at Exit 63 in New Mexico. Excellent Verizon cell service in the middle of the park's natural beauty! The park rangers/staff are wonderful--and so are the camphosts and volunteers. We were here during the summer months, and there were lots of flowers in bloom, horses with colts roaming... More 

3 Thank Lyn M
Gallup, New Mexico
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Here is what I do not like about this park: 1. At least three campsites were playing music. I don't go camping to listen to other people's music. Otherwise beautiful park. If, like me, you can't stand to listen to loud music, I suggest staying at the canyonside campground away from the lake. This will lessen the chances of hearing... More 

Thank NMtraveler47042
Amarillo, TX
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210 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We loved this place! We travel from Amarillo, TX to Central California fairly often, and we were delighted to find a campspot in this vacinity along our route! We arrived around 5 PM and had a pick of the sites in the canyon loop. Nobody else in a tent there. There was a pit toilet at the tip of the... More 

2 Thank tumbleweed_travels
Deming, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here some 30 years ago and was very impressed by the quiet natural beauty of the lake and surrounding hills. Finally managed to travel there again this year and wish I had not.. As others mentioned, the lakeshore and launch area was a drunken tailgate party on a big scale. No ranger supervision in that area. Kids swimming in... More 

11 Thank Norm C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I didn't see much of this property as our group of 20 Boy Scouts and parents arrived just before 9:00pm. Three of us left to run to Walmart while the other two vans went to our camp site. The gates lock at 9:00 so one of our group had to meet us at the gate to transfer our purchases to... More 

9 Thank Ann C
Farmington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just returned from a three day weekend at Bluewater State Park. I was a Park Ranger in Texas and my comments are based on those years of experience. I would like to commend the Maintenance personnel for their efforts in keeping the park picturesque. I’d also like to commend the Park Staff that we encountered for the very pleasant... More 

19 Thank HankNinetoes
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

No water at campsites; bath houses locked from 9:pm - 7 am; cows roaming freely through the campground leaving droppings everywhere; wild predators rampant. If you have pets keep them inside at night - we lost one of ours and found his remains near the dump station.

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Albuquerque, NM USA
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful campsites. We stayed in Upper Electric Loop where we had electrical connection but no water. The logistical problem was that the bathrooms close between 9pm and 7am. This is a major problem for me and one I have never come across before in decades of camping. The lake was beautiful even with the dry season we have had. We... More 

5 Thank NMmama

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